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Sky Italia selects T-VIPS for IP contribution

Sky Italia has selected T- VIPS’s TVG425 MPEG transport stream and the TVG450 JPEG-2000 video gateways to provide video transport functionality for its next generation contribution network.

The deployment, which connects Milan and Rome, is the first phase of a Sky Italia project to move to an all-IP video contribution network. This phase provides video transport, with fully redundant network routing, between studios and additional points of presence in Milan and Rome. The contribution network supports MPEG-2/4, uncompressed SDI and JPEG2000 compression.

T- VIPS said the TVG425 MPEG transport stream has in-built input switching, which provides Sky Italia with automated redundancy for ASI and IP Transport Streams, removing the requirement to deploy separate dedicated switching equipment to achieve full network redundancy. The TVG450 enables Sky Italia to deploy JPEG-2000 compression for the real-time contribution and distribution of broadcast quality video over IP networks and supports lossless and visually lossless compression, said T-VIPS.